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  • s  repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    hackneyed phrases

  • There were no fresh ideas in the election manifesto of the party, instead there were a bunch of hackneyed phrases.
  • Those are the most hackneyed excuses I've heard all day.
  • It may sound like the plotline of a hackneyed Hollywood thriller, but hundreds of thousands of Americans may have already been victims of identity theft.
News & Articles

  • Film review: 'Kings of Summer' a teen comedy gem
    Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses "The Kings of Summer" in this week's Cube Critics video. Curtis said the familiar story is goes from hackneyed to a gem in the hands of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
    June 7, 2013 - Minnesota Public Radio

  • Dan Schneider in Kansas City Star
    Schneider says he's always striving to raise the bar in his genre while desperately avoiding "hackneyed writing, silly premises and low production values."
  • Ron Dennis in ITV.com
    McLaren boss Ron Dennis said the result proved the truth one of racing's perennial clichés: "One of the oldest motor racing phrases ever coined is: 'To finish first, first you have to finish.' Hackneyed it may be, but it's true nonetheless."...
  • Michael Feinstein in New York Times
    The concept of the album followed a circuitous path,Mr. Feinstein explained recently in the piano room of his Upper East Side town house. "It began as a tribute to the Greatest Generation without the hackneyed material. Then it became...

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